Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Plumage by Martha Stewart

Lately I've been trying to concentrate on finishing old, half-finished projects before I move onto the new ones on our list.  For example, I want to build bunk beds for my son's room - but first I'm making myself finally finish the bookshelves I built over a year ago.  I got to the point where they were functional, and never finished painting them.  So they have been sitting half-painted, half-primed and one of them has an unattached back.  Pathetic, I know.

Anyway, the color I picked out ages ago and still love is Martha Stewart's Plumage for Home Depot.

It's the perfect, dark teal, peacock blue color.  This weekend I picked up a quart of it at Home Depot to finish the bookshelves and to redo the poster bed I bought off of Craigslist.    I'm almost finished with the bed, so I hope to have a big reveal soon.  Meanwhile, I thought I would share some other blog images I found featuring this great color:

Young House Love color matched it in no-VOC paint for their guest room.

A Brooklyn Limestone redid a sofa table/sideboard.

Wildwood Creek redid a campaign dresser.  Obviously, the color looks really great with gold.

Triangle Honeymoon did a desk.  This last picture looks the color in real life.  At least on my monitor.

I love the color so much.  Now I have to decide whether to glaze or not to glaze - that's always the question.  So far, I haven't glazed anything because I have always loved the way the freshly painted piece looks.  However, I am very tempted to glaze this one because I think it will really accentuate the French detailing.  But I won't do it heavily since I don't want it to go all French-country on me.  If I hate it, I can always paint over it with another coat, right?


  1. I love that color!!

    I'm in the same boat right now with the whether to glaze or not to glaze. I have two dining room chairs I'm redoing. I got them painted and glazed one, but now I think I like the other one better. I'm going to attach the seats and put them both in the kitchen and live with them and see which I like better. I'm like you, I figure I can repaint the glazed one if need be.

    Good luck wrapping up your unfinished projects! :)

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